Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Title: Superman: For The Man Who Has Everything
Vitals: Mongul, a super space bastard, gives Superman a birthday "present," a parasitic plant that latches onto his chest and plunges him into a dream where his homeworld never exploded. It's up to Batman, Wonder Woman and Robin to drag Supes back to reality.
Famous names: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Crunchy goodness: 5
Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: The animated show Justice League Unlimited adapted this story pretty much note-for-note into an episode.
Quotable: "Think clean thoughts, chum." — Batman to Robin, who's checking out Wonder Woman's amazonian bathing suit.
Life lessons: It's easy to idealize your birth family — until you invite your friends over for the holidays. That's always when you realize your super-scientist dad isn't perfect, he's a fascist nutjob.